Ellen Mueller

Practical Feminism at Radiator Arts

by admin on April 22, 2014, no comments

Practical Feminism Postcard Front

Ellen Mueller, Video Still From “Monotize Series: Mountain Top”2014

May 2nd, 2014 – June 6th, 2014
Radiator Arts

10-61 Jackson Ave, LIC, NY 11106
Tel: 347.677.3418 Email: info@radiatorarts.com
Open Fridays and Sundays 1-6 pm or by appointment

Friday, May 2nd, 6-9 PM

Maria Raquel Cochez, Michelle Hagewood, Megan Hildebrandt, Sara HolwerdaLauren Howard, Sarah Kelly, Magnolia Laurie, Cynthia Mason, Ellen Mueller, Briana Phelps, Megan Piontkowski, Christine Sajecki

Curated by Eyesplice Collective, Organized by Megan Piontkowski

Eyesplice Collective is a group of artists working in similar veins in a variety of media. The artists are spread out across Baltimore, Brooklyn, Chicago, West Virginia, Austin and Panama. The collective was founded in 2012 by Megan Hildebrandt who chose artists whose work she felt drawn to and with whom she had built friendships in educational institutions and artists residencies. All the artists in the group happen to be women… Or do they just “happen” to be women? When forming the group, Hildebrandt had just graduated from an MFA program made up almost entirely of men. Maybe she craved the camaraderie that women provide for each other, or perhaps she was just drawn to the work of female artists.

Practical Feminism is a collection of the work of these 12 female artists who show the ways individuals deal with feminism on a practical level.

Practical Feminism Postcard Back

State of Emergency: Film Screening

by admin on February 17, 2014, no comments

Extraterrestrial Non-Verbal Communication from Ellen Mueller on Vimeo.

State of Emergency in film is a screening of short films related to disaster at Davidson College in Davidson, NC. This film screening is part of the programming accompanying an exhibition that Ai Wei Wei is in – I’m so excited!

Thursday, February 20, 2014.
Seman Auditorium, Belk Visual Arts Center
315 N. Main St.
Davidson, NC 28035
(Corner of Griffith & Main Streets)

“Copy, Synth, Morph” at CAA

by admin on February 3, 2014, no comments

I will be presenting on the Drawing Today panel at the College Art Association’s annual conference Thursday, February 13th from 5:30 -7:00 p.m. – to be held at the Hilton Chicago in the Lake Michigan suite, 8th floor. My presentation will be about 15 minutes long, and below is a short description of the material I’ll be covering.

Heather Mahoney, "Untitled," Ink and colored pencil – Copy/Synthesize/Morph exercise (copying Ryoko Akoi and Daniel Zeller) completed for Intermediate Drawing Fall 2010, 4 drawings approximately 8”x10” each

Heather Mahoney, “Untitled,” Ink and colored pencil – Copy/Synthesize/Morph exercise (copying Ryoko Akoi and Daniel Zeller) completed for Intermediate Drawing Fall 2010, 4 drawings approximately 8”x10” each

Short Abstract:

The master copy has been a traditional element of drawing education for centuries, while contemporary students are endlessly consumed with defining their unique personal ‘styles’. To address these often conflicting foci, I have developed an advanced course that reimagines the “Master Copy” and exposes students to a wide range of contemporary and classical drawing artists.

The primary assignment — titled “Copy, Synth, Morph” — results in four distinct drawings: two ‘master copies,’ a synthesis of those copies, and a final, ‘morphed’ drawing, in which students integrate their own concepts to develop a new, personalized, visual language.

The project forces students to articulate their own drawing interests while practicing their craft through careful observation and replication. They are also confronted with a multitude of approaches to mark-making executed through a wide range of media and technology. While the process often catches them off guard, it allows them to approach various drawing challenges from a beginner’s point of view, releasing them from their often poorly-defined expectations.

My presentation outlines course expectations, a selection of supporting assignments, and assessment.

NMC10: Video Exhibit

by admin on January 28, 2014, no comments

Manifest Destiny III is currently featured in the traveling exhibit, NMC10, produced by the New Media Caucus.

Still from "Manifest Destiny III"

Still from “Manifest Destiny III”

NMC10 is a juried video program celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the New Media Caucus (NMC), a 953 member affiliate organization of the College Art Association formed in 2003 to promote the development and understanding of new media art.

The exhibition is showing at the following locations:

Llewellyn Gallery @ Alfred State College
January 20-February 7, 2014

Sleeth Gallery @ West Virginia Wesleyan College
January 14-30, 2014

Cassidy Theatre @ Chicago Cultural Center
CAA Conference (Chicago) Screenings:
February 13th from 12:00-2:30pm and
February 14th from 5:30-8:00pm

Brick City Gallery @ Missouri State University
March 4-15, 2014